John Evans

John Evans

Position: Hooker

Born 12/09/1911
Died 08/03/1943
Place Of Birth Newport

Newport born John Raymond Evans often played at wing forward but he won his only Welsh cap at hooker. Newport RFC debut in 1930 at 19yrs ex-Newport High School where he had won 3 Welsh Schools caps. Newport captain in 1935/6 & 1936/7 incl vs New Zealand (1c). Helped mould Newport’s young forwards into formidable pack - rewarded with Welsh captaincy on debut / only cap vs England (L0-9) at Cardiff on 20th Jan 1934. Barbarian and also played for London Welsh.

Newport RFC record : 1930/1-1936/7 : 190 apps / 10t / 46c / 27p / 1gfm.

Killed in action in N Africa March 8th 1943.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1930/1931 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1931/1932 34 25 3 6 2 4 3 0 23  
  1932/1933 29 10 3 16 1 3 3 0 18  
  1933/1934 30 16 3 11 3 1 1 0 14  
  1934/1935 21 9 2 10 1 5 3 1 25  
  1935/1936 36 22 6 8 3 8 3 0 34  
  1936/1937 35 18 4 13 0 25 14 0 92  
  Total 190 102 22 66 10 46 27 1 206  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/09/1930 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/11/1930 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1930 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  31/12/1930 Hawick FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  01/01/1931 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1931 Monmouthshire League HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 14  
  31/10/1931 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/11/1931 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  09/11/1931 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  14/11/1931 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  21/11/1931 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 0  
  28/11/1931 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 4  
  05/12/1931 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  12/12/1931 Cambridge University HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 10  
  19/12/1931 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  26/12/1931 Watsonians HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 9  
  28/12/1931 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  02/01/1932 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  09/01/1932 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  16/01/1932 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  18/01/1932 Camborne HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  19/01/1932 Torquay HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  23/01/1932 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  30/01/1932 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 4  
  06/02/1932 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  13/02/1932 Leicester Tigers HK 0 1 2 0 8 W 21 - 0  
  20/02/1932 Cardiff HK 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 9  
  27/02/1932 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  05/03/1932 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  10/03/1932 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  19/03/1932 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  26/03/1932 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 10  
  28/03/1932 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  29/03/1932 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  02/04/1932 Blackheath HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  09/04/1932 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  16/04/1932 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  23/04/1932 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  30/04/1932 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/09/1932 Monmouthshire League HK 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 0  
  17/09/1932 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  19/09/1932 Pill Harriers HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/09/1932 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 15  
  26/09/1932 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  01/10/1932 Cardiff HK 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 10  
  08/10/1932 Blackheath HK 0 0 1 0 3 W 13 - 6  
  15/10/1932 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 10  
  20/10/1932 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 4  
  22/10/1932 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 19  
  12/11/1932 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 24  
  19/11/1932 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  21/11/1932 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/11/1932 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  10/12/1932 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  17/12/1932 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  24/12/1932 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/12/1932 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  27/12/1932 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  23/01/1933 Cornwall HK 1 1 0 0 5 W 25 - 13  
  24/01/1933 Torquay HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/02/1933 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 7  
  13/02/1933 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 0  
  18/02/1933 Cardiff HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 12 - 10  
  04/03/1933 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 21  
  11/03/1933 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  18/03/1933 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  25/03/1933 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 11  
  29/04/1933 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/1933 Monmouthshire League PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  16/09/1933 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  18/09/1933 Pill Harriers PR 0 0 1 0 3 L 7 - 18  
  30/09/1933 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  07/10/1933 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1933 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  21/10/1933 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  26/10/1933 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 9  
  28/10/1933 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  11/11/1933 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 4  
  18/11/1933 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 8  
  25/11/1933 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  16/12/1933 Penarth HK 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 12  
  23/12/1933 Cross Keys HK 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 15  
  26/12/1933 Watsonians HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 7  
  27/12/1933 Aberavon HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 6  
  17/02/1934 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  24/02/1934 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  03/03/1934 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  07/03/1934 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  10/03/1934 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  17/03/1934 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  19/03/1934 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  24/03/1934 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 11  
  31/03/1934 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  02/04/1934 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  03/04/1934 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  07/04/1934 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1934 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  21/04/1934 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/11/1934 Cardiff HK 0 1 0 0 2 L 8 - 9  
  17/11/1934 London Welsh HK 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 7  
  01/12/1934 Bristol Rugby HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 6  
  08/12/1934 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  15/12/1934 Scarlets HK 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 0  
  22/12/1934 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  26/12/1934 Watsonians HK 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 16  
  27/12/1934 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  05/01/1935 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  12/01/1935 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  26/01/1935 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 1 3 L 3 - 12  
  16/02/1935 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  23/02/1935 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  02/03/1935 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  09/03/1935 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  16/03/1935 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  21/03/1935 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  30/03/1935 Pontypool HK 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  03/04/1935 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  20/04/1935 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  23/04/1935 Barbarians FL 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 23  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1935 Monmouthshire League PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 3  
  14/09/1935 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  21/09/1935 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  23/09/1935 Pill Harriers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  28/09/1935 Bridgend Ravens HK 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 6  
  05/10/1935 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  12/10/1935 Blackheath PR 0 1 0 0 2 W 12 - 0  
  19/10/1935 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  26/10/1935 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  31/10/1935 New Zealand FL 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 17  
  09/11/1935 Cardiff N8 0 1 0 0 2 W 13 - 6  
  16/11/1935 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  23/11/1935 Swansea FL 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  12/12/1935 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  14/12/1935 Richmond PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1935 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1935 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1935 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  04/01/1936 Plymouth Albion PR 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 0  
  01/02/1936 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  03/02/1936 Devonport Services PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  08/02/1936 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  15/02/1936 Cardiff FL 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  29/02/1936 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  07/03/1936 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/03/1936 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  16/03/1936 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  21/03/1936 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 13  
  25/03/1936 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  28/03/1936 Swansea FL 0 2 0 0 4 L 13 - 15  
  30/03/1936 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  04/04/1936 Blackheath FL 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 6  
  11/04/1936 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/04/1936 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  14/04/1936 Barbarians N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  18/04/1936 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1936 Monmouthshire League N8 0 0 2 0 6 W 44 - 9  
  14/09/1936 Pill Harriers N8 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 9  
  19/09/1936 Abertillery N8 0 2 1 0 7 W 30 - 6  
  26/09/1936 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  28/09/1936 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  03/10/1936 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  08/10/1936 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  10/10/1936 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 21  
  17/10/1936 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 - 18  
  22/10/1936 Oxford University HK 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 8  
  24/10/1936 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 3  
  07/11/1936 Cross Keys HK 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  14/11/1936 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  16/11/1936 Cambridge University PR 0 2 0 0 4 W 18 - 3  
  21/11/1936 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  28/11/1936 Plymouth Albion PR 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 6  
  12/12/1936 Richmond PR 0 4 1 0 11 W 35 - 5  
  19/12/1936 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 8  
  26/12/1936 Watsonians PR 0 2 0 0 4 D 10 - 10  
  16/01/1937 Plymouth Albion HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  23/01/1937 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  30/01/1937 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  13/02/1937 Leicester Tigers PR 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 0  
  20/02/1937 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/03/1937 Cardiff PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  11/03/1937 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  13/03/1937 Abertillery HK 0 2 0 0 4 L 10 - 19  
  20/03/1937 Pontypool PR 0 0 1 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  27/03/1937 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 2 0 6 W 12 - 3  
  29/03/1937 London Welsh PR 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 3  
  30/03/1937 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  10/04/1937 Scarlets PR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 23  
  14/04/1937 Penarth CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 10 - 6  
  17/04/1937 Aberavon PR 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 18  
  24/04/1937 Neath PR 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Newport -
Education: - Newport High School -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales Schools -

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